naif was, thank sense, rejected.
"he blew it alright" was the joke after his hell
and brimstoning, indulgently eyed by my aunt, cousins, self.
named homosexuality as the unforgivable sin
(or, hedging, suicide or drug abuse)
that cancelled out redemption.
I asked him his sources:
85% of youth using drugs??
He retorted hotly,
"you should get out more."